Thursday, January 10, 2013

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

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                                     ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2012 was such a trying year for me with the loss of a brother, the day to day grind of life, as well as the other tough trials and tribulations along the way I did however have the chance to acquaint myself with many outstanding Genealogist through social media and their creative blogs. I've loved reading all of them and selected a few for this past year as my choices for "Blog Of The Year, 2012".

~Caroline Pointer
Caroline Pointer is probably my favorite blogger. She's a Professional Genealogist and an Excellent Writer. I couldn't think of not including this exceptional blog in my humble list.

Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana
Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana, as a Genealogy Professional, Archivist Consultant, and self proclaimed  Fitness Pole Dancing Enthusiast. Laura's blog is without fail a Genealogy must.

GeneJ, let's call her bear .... RaWr. This Genealogist and blogger combines a thorough and analytic standard to research that only deserves great praise. 

Debbie Kennett
Debbie Kennett is a Writer, Editor, Genealogist, and DNA Enthusiast, few could match the wonderful palette of creativity and knowledge that this blogger possesses.

The Jones Genealogist is a wonderful story teller, with 50+ years in his research he adds a level of narrative that's rarely seen.

With so many great blogs and bloggers in general, this was a tough list for me to compile. I set my limit at five  because, I could keep going all day. If you don't see your blog on this list please don't fret, I only chose my limit and know, I appreciate your blog too. Thank y'all for the creative and beautifully written blog's and I can't wait to see what 2013 will bring.  

Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award –   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!